HMAS Sirius Begins Final Deployment

September 2, 2021 – Navy replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius is living up to her motto of “serve and provide” one last time before decommissioning in December. After 15 years of service, the ship has commenced her final deployment, which will take her to South-East Asia and the south-west Pacific. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Chris Doherty said the ship’s crew would…

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Captain Cook Graving Dock Named National Engineering Landmark

June 22, 2021 – The Captain Cook Graving Dock at Sydney’s Garden Island, built during World War II, has been recognized as a National Engineering Landmark by Engineers Australia. The first ship to use the 347m dry dock was the 225m aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and the latest is the 230m landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide. President of the Sydney…

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NUSHIP Supply Acceptance

January 8, 2021 – Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia S.A. has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC was pleased to announce the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP Supply from Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia S.A. “Despite the…

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HMAS Ballarat Home for Christmas

December 16, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat has returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment. The Anzac Class frigate deployed in October with her 187-strong crew from 816 Squadron and embarked helicopter. During her nine weeks at sea, Ballarat participated in Exercise MALABAR, a high-end training activity alongside India, Japan…

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Farncomb Returns to Fleet Base West

March 27, 2020 – HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia. Coming alongside Diamantina Wharf, a number of the submarine’s contingent of embarked trainees threw lines across under the watchful eye of the Casing Party officer-in-charge. Once all lines were secured and the gangway…

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